Grammata Band of Brothers

Grammata Band of Brothers - 11/21/2021

His Emminence, Archbishop Michael presented the so-called 'Band of Brothers' with Grammatas for their service to the Church during the Pandemic and keeping the Church open during every service. Congratulations and grataitide to Jim Kornafel, Basil Kozak, Phil Rogozenski, Hank Dziemian and Josh Chup.

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Basil's 30th Anni. Grammata

Basil's 30th Anni. Presentation - 11/21/2021

His Emminence, Archbishop Michael, presented Basil Kozak with a Grammata for his 30th Anniversary serving Ss. Peter and Paul as its Choir Director. See the videos of the Presentation here and Many Years here. (Wait for them to load!) There are also a few pictures of the Celebration in the Hall.

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Fr. David Jeweled Cross

Fr. David Jeweled Cross - 11/21/2021

During Liturgy, His Emminence, Archbishop Michael presented our Fr. David with the Jeweled Cross, the Sixth Award of the Orthodox Priesthood. See pictures below and click here for Video of the Presentation.(Wait for it to load.) Fr. David posed for pictures with his family after services.

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AB Michael's Visit (Nov. 21) Liturgy

In addition to Vespers, His Emminence, ArchBishop Michael, served with us during Liturgy along with at least twelve other Clergy, deacons and altar servers. It was a joyous occasion for all involved. Sonja Harris greeted him with flowers. Starosta Jim Kornafel then greeted him with traditional bread and salt. Lastly, Fr David greeted His Emminence, prior to Hours and Liturgy.

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ArchBishop Michael's Visit Nov. 20 (Vespers)

AB Michael's Visit Vespers - 11/20/2021

His Emminence, ArchBishop Michael graced us with his annual visit this weeked (Nov. 20-21). Following our some pictures from Vespers on Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Graduation - 06/27/2021

On Sunday, June 27th, 2021, we celebrated all the recent high school, college and advanced degree graduations from both 2020 and 2021. In Addition, we announced the two winners of the Schemick-Tolls Scholarship. Congratulations to all of them. (See below pictures, and picture of bulletin insert for details.)

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Memorial Day

See below pictures from Memorial Day Panihida and servicemen tribute held at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

For videos of the 21 Gun Salute/Taps, as well as the Panihida, please see our Youtube Channel:21GUN/TAPS , PANIHIDA

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Palm Sunday

Blessing of the Willows - 04/25/2021

Blessing of the Willows - April 25, 2021

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Great and Holy Friday

Great and Holy Friday - 04/30/2021

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Pascha Nocturne and Liturgy - 05/02/2021

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Bright Monday

Bright Monday w/Archbishop Michael - 05/03/2021

Liturgy and Procession

For videos of the four Gospels procession, please see our Youtube Uploads section. (1) St. Matthew , (2) St. Mark , (3) St. Luke , (4) St. John

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March 13, 2022

Upcoming Events

Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment.  
As is our custom, a Memorial Day Panihida honoring all the departed veterans of our parish will be served at the cemetery on Mon, May 29,  starting at 8:00AM. If you know of any recently deceased or forgotten servicemen/women who should be included on the memorial list, contact Fr. David.
The ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PILGRIMAGE to St. Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, PA will take place on Monday, May 29th. Visiting heirarchs, clergy and faithful from the OCA and other Orthodox jurisdictions are expected to attend. A highlight of this year's event will include the veneration of the Hawaiian Myrhh-Streaming Icon of the Iveron Mother of God. Bring family and friends; it promises to be a rewarding prayerful and memorable day!
Pentecost Sunday is June 4th and we will celebrate the diversity of our parish with our annual "Taste of the Parish". This is an expanded coffee hour/potluck after Liturgy. Please bring a dish that celebrates your nation of origin.
On Saturday June 10th, the New Jersey District of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians (FOCA) is hosting a picnic and 1st Annual Cornhole (bean bag toss) Tournament starting at 1:30pm at Seven Acres (rain plan is the parish hall). Teams of two players - Sign in @1:30PM Picnic at 2:00PM See flyer here for details.(CORNHOLE) See Rebecca Kozak for details (973-634-7517)
Church School Closing/Graduate Recognition Exercises will take place on  Sun, June 11,  after Liturgy.
FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at
SAVE THE DATE: The Men's Club will be hosting A Spaghetti Dinner with Elvis on Sat., July 8th. Come join us for "Dinner and a Show" with New Jersey's own Elvis Impersonator, Richie Santa. This sitdown dinner will be served at 6:00PM, with ths show at 7:30PM. Raffle baskets and 50/50 will also be available. Tickets for Dinner/Show are only $25.00 each. Takeouts are only available from 6:00-7:00PM for $15.00 (No show allowed for takeout orders!!) More info to follow.....

Church School: Classes after Liturgy May 13

Altar Society: Mon, May 15 @6:30 (Hall)

Parish Council: Mon, May 15 @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, May 30 @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, May 18 @ 7:00 (Hall)

Monday, May 29th
8:00AM Memorial Day Panihida @ Cemetery honoring Henry Dziemian
Friday, June 2nd
7:00 Matins for the Departed
Saturday, June 3rd
Memorial Saturday
9:00 Divine Liturgy
6:00 Confessions
6:15 Panihida Matushka Carol Steffaro, Sergei & Paul Rudenia and Vera Schijan
7:00 Great Vespers w/ Litiya, followed by General Confession
Sunday, June 4th
9:00 Divine Liturgy, followed byKneeliong Prayers, then Taste of the Parish
Saturday, June 10th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, June 11th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102